Celebrate the Season

It’s the biggest shopping day of the year! Personally I hate all the crowds and never step foot near a mall the day after Thanksgiving but today we have an 8 hour car ride ahead of us as we head back home after visiting family for the holiday. I can still do some online shopping in the car!!

I mentioned the other day that I pulled out my foil snowflakes and finally started creating with them.  This time I combined the snowflake with paper from  the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. I’ve never made a Christmas card with Pool Party cardstock  but I think the combination is really pretty!

Christmas Around the World DSP #144629

My sentiment is from the stamp set Tags & Trimmings which can be found in the Holiday Catalog and I embossed it using silver embossing powder.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered it to the snowflake using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the gorgeous 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon underneath the snowflake (this ribbon is also available with a gold edge). I’ve listed all of the products I used to make today’s card below.  Have a great day!  If you’re shopping, I hope you mark a lot of names off your list!

Tracy’s Ordering Special 

Place a minimum $35 order and I’ll send you a combo pack (light and dark of one color) of  Stampin’ Blends (or choose two individual markers).  Once I receive notification of your order, I’ll contact you for your color choice(s). Please be sure to use the Host Code 3B3Z93NS when placing your order!! On the 27th I will order all of the markers and once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours right off to you!!!  Don’t use this code if your order is $150 or more as you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You’ll still receive your gift from me! 

Click on any of these products and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store! 

Happy Thanksgiving

If you live in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s a day to reflect on all that we’re thankful for (and eat delicious turkey)!

If you are in a shopping mood today, the Online Extravaganza is still going strong!

For easy ordering, click each product to be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store and/or to see the sale price.  Click HERE for the Online Extravaganza PDF with lists all oft he discounted prices.

 

Tracy’s Ordering Special 

Place a minimum $35 order and I’ll send you a combo pack (light and dark of one color) of  Stampin’ Blends (or choose two individual markers).  Once I receive notification of your order, I’ll contact you for your color choice(s). Please be sure to use the Host Code 3B3Z93NS when placing your order!! On the 27th I will order all of the markers and once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours right off to you!!!  Please do NOT use the Host Code if your order is $150 or more!  You’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product) from Stampin’ Up! as well as my free gift! 

It’s Day 3 of the Online Extravaganza

Last week over on my Facebook page I gave away of package of our beautiful foil snowflakes.  I pulled mine out and started creating!

The foil snowflakes and Year of Cheer Speciality Paper make it so easy to make a pretty card! Both of these products are part of the Year of Cheer Suite and if you’d like to see all of the gorgeous products in this suite, check out the video below.  (more…)

Birthday Special

It’s Day 2 of the Online Extravaganza!  

There are lots of goodies on sale this week and my favorites are anything that can be used in the Big Shot!!

I’ve listed all the sale items below and for easy ordering, click each product to be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store and/or to see the sale price.  Click HERE for the Online Extravaganza PDF which  lists all of the discounted prices.

Tracy’s Ordering Special 

Place a minimum $35 order and I’ll send you a combo pack (light and dark of one color) of  Stampin’ Blends (or choose two individual markers).  Once I receive notification of your order, I’ll contact you for your color choice(s). Please be sure to use the Host Code 3B3Z93NS when placing your order!! On the 27th I will order all of the markers and once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours right off to you!!!  Don’t use the host code if your order is $150 or over since you will be eligible for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! (free product).  I’ll still contact you about your free gifts! Today’s Birthday Gift From Me:  In addition to the Stampin’ Blends, you’ll also receive a package of pearls or rhinestones.

Have a wonderful day!

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

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Join Stampin’ Up! today and attend the next On Stage event with me!

Online Extravaganza Begins Today

The Online Extravaganza has begun!  For today ONLY, select stamp sets are on sale (see all of the stamps below).  Keep scrolling and you’ll see all of the accessories included in the sale!

For easy ordering, click each product to be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store and/or to see the sale price.  Click HERE for the Online Extravaganza PDF which lists all of the discounted prices.

The products below are on sale all week.  Please note:  Paper Pumpkin items are only while supplies last!

 

Tracy’s Ordering Special 

Place a minimum $35 order and I’ll send you a combo pack (light and dark of one color) of  Stampin’ Blends (or choose two individual markers).  Once I receive notification of your order, I’ll contact you for your color choice(s). Please be sure to use the Host Code 3B3Z93NS when placing your order!! On the 27th I will order all of the markers and once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours right off to you!!!

If your order is $150 or over, please don’t use the host code.  You will receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product) from Stampin’ Up!  Don’t worry, I will still contact you about your free gift from me!

 

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Stampin’ Up! today and attend the next On Stage event with me!

Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow

The Annual Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow! It begins with a 24 hour sale on select stamp sets (see below).  PLUS, all week long you’ll find great deals on other products (ribbon, Big Shot dies, embossing folders, markers, etc.).

Below you’ll find two lists.  The first one includes all the stamp sets on sale tomorrow ONLY.  This sale starts on November 20 at 12:00 am (Mountain Time) and ends November 20 at 11:59 am (Mountain Time).  The second list includes the products that are on sale all week long beginning November 20 at 12:00 am (Mountain Time) and ends on November 26 at 11:59 (Mountain Time).

For easy shopping, click on any of the products and you’ll be taken directly to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  My recommendation is to order early just in case there are backorders!

Tracy’s Ordering Special 

Place a minimum $35 order and I’ll send you a combo pack (light and dark of one color) of  Stampin’ Blends (or choose two individual markers).  Once I receive notification of your order, I’ll contact you for your color choice(s). Please be sure to use the Host Code 3B3Z93NS when placing your order!! On the 27th I will order all of the markers and once I receive them from Stampin’ Up!, I’ll send yours right off to you!!!  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the host code as you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product from Stampin’ Up!).  I’ll still contact you about your free Stampin’ Blends! 

24 Hour Stamp Sale  November 20th ONLY 

When you click on these products tomorrow, you’ll see the sale prices. Click on them today for more information.  Click HERE for the Online Extravaganza PDF which lists all of the discounted prices.

Items on Sale November 20-26

Paper Pumpkin items are only available while supplies last. When you click on any of these products tomorrow, November 20th, the sale prices will be listed.  Click HERE for the Online Extravaganza PDF which lists all of the discounted prices.

 

Click here to download the Online Extravaganza PDF.

If you have any questions about the sale, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Hometown Greetings Edgelits

Stamparatus Update:  Wow!  The first preorder or reservation window for the Stamparatus sold out very quickly and everyone seems to be excited to get their hands on it.  Unfortunately it was only while supplies last because it is still in the manufacturing stage.  Stampin’ Up! didn’t want to wait until June, during the 2018-2019 catalog debut, to release the Stamparatus and felt that the reservation system would allow them to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory. I know that many were disappointed that they were unable to reserve one yesterday but the next preorder will be in just a few weeks on December 5th.  If you have any questions about this process, let me know.


I fell in love with this card the moment I saw it! Isn’t it gorgeous?? I received it from a new friend I met at On Stage last week, Beth Bolinger.  Not only is she an extremely nice person but she creates beautiful cards too! 

Beth used the Hometown Greetings Edgelits along with the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  These two products can be purchased separately or as a bundle, which will save you 10% and you have the option of clear or wood mount.

Did you notice that Beth embossed the greeting with silver embossing powder, added silver ribbon underneath the sentiment and used it to create the ornament?  Just beautiful!

I will list all of the supplies Beth used for her card at the end of my post and you can see all that’s included in the Hearts Come Home Bundle in the video below. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

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Join Stampin’ Up! today and you can attend the next On Stage event with me!

Reserve Your Stamparatus Starting Today!!!

Today’s the day and I’m so excited that we can start preordering the Stamparatus!!!

Starting today at 2:00 pm Mountain Time you’ll be able to reserve your very own Stamparatus! We’ll be using a brand new system for the preorder and I realize it’s a bit confusing.  After reading all of the information over and over, I’ve pulled out the most important things to know.

1. The preorder begins today at 2:00 PM Mountain Time and will end on November 30 BUT reservation quantities are while supplies last!  If you can’t order one before the quantities are gone, a new reservation window will open on December 5th.

2.  Normally you would order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store but for this preorder, you’ll go to a special Stamparatus page where you’ll click the the RESERVE link and it will take you to a reservation page.

3.  This is what you’ll see when you click the RESERVE button:

4.  Once you reserve the Stamparatus, you’ll receive an email confirmation.  Your credit card will NOT be charged at this time.

5.  When the Stamparatus arrives in the warehouse (expected time is February for the first ordering window), you’ll receive an email that it’s time to close your order.  You’ll be able to add other items to your order and take advantage of any ongoing promotions such as Sale-a-bration (free products!!!).  You’ll also be able to add my current HOST CODE so you can receive a gift from me! Then, you’ll close your online order just as you normally would.  At that time, your credit card will be charged.

6.  I am assuming that to place your preorder, you’ll go to my online store where you’ll see a special Stamparatus link which will direct you to the Stamparatus Reservation Page.  Today at 2:00 pm Mountain Time CLICK HERE to head over to my online store!

More Stamparatus Information 

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me!!  Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on this wonderful new tool.  I’ll be ordering mine right along with you later today!! 

On Stage Swaps

I received some really nice swaps in Salt Lake City last week.  I thought I’d share just a few of them with you today!

This first one uses the  Framelits, Many Mittens.  Purchase the Framelits and the matching stamp set at the bundle price and receive 10% off! I love everything about this card!

This card is absolutely gorgeous in person!


This card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It’s such a sweet card!

I love the layout of this card as well as the beautiful Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper I know I’ll be using this layout in the future! .

I love the combination of Basic Black and Pink Pirouette on this card along with the Polka Dot Embossing folder.  So striking!

Starting tomorrow at 2:00 pm (Mountain Time), you can preorder the Stamparatus, the Stampin’ Up! stamp placement tool.  Read all the details here!!  I can’t wait to order mine!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

My Swaps and a Guessing Game

Weeks before I went to On Stage in Salt Lake City, I was busy making cards to take with me.  After I stamped, punched, and die cut, I spent many evenings putting my cards together as my husband and I watched our favorite TV programs. It was all worth the effort because I received beautiful cards in return!

Demonstrators can swap in several ways:  sign up to swap ahead of time in an organized swap or just swap with demonstrators once you arrive (waiting in line for a General Session to start, in the hallway, etc.).  It’s so much fun! I signed up for two organized swaps.  The balloon card was a regular sized card and the bird card below was for a 3″ x 3″ card swap.

Let’s have some fun with all of the balloons I stamped and punched out!!  Guess how many balloons I have in this Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Berry Burst pile!  Make sure you click the link below to join my Stamping with Tracy Facebook Group Page where you can leave your guess – anyone can join! I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1793763417503951/

Excitement is building for the preorder of Stamparatus, the Stampin’ Up! positioning tool!! The first preorder begins on November 16th.  There are only a limited number available during this first preorder so if you have your heart set on one, be ready at 2:00 Mountain Time on November 16th. For all of the details, click here!

 

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Stampin’ Up! today and you can attend the next On Stage event with me!

Introducing the Stamparatus!!!

Today is a two post day because I’m just too excited to wait until tomorrow! At On Stage in Salt Lake City a brand new product was demonstrated and this morning all of the details were released and we were given the ok to fill you in on all the details!!! For the past several years, I’ve had the honor of being a part of the group of demonstrators who helped with the development of this new product.

Before I tell you all about this product and how you can purchase one, I want to tell you about my stamping philosophy.  I absolutely love to stamp.  I love creating pretty cards and 3D projects.  Frustration has no part in my stamping.  If I find that I’m not having fun because I’m just getting utterly frustrated, I move on to something else. There are many areas in life where this philosophy is absolutely unacceptable but in stamping, it’s OK! It’s supposed to be fun!!! The brand new STAMPARATUS solves so many frustrating problems and that’s why I’m very excited about this product!!

The Stamparatus is a stamp positioning tool that will change the way you stamp with its very unique features. Check out the video below (my favorite feature: the hinges)!

Now that you’ve seen the video, don’t you love it???

  • You can precisely line up images without worrying about measuring or trying to get them straight.
  • Didn’t get enough ink on your stamp?  No problem. There’s no need to start over, just ink it up again and stamp!
  • Want to make multiples of a card? This tool makes it so easy!

How to Preorder the Stamparatus  $49.00

Stampin’ Up! is trying a brand new PREORDER reservation system for the Stamparatus.  You’ll reserve a spot and as soon as it arrives in the Stampin’ Up! warehouse, it will be shipped to you.

There will be three reservation windows but reservations are while supplies last! If you want to be one of the first ones to get your hands on this wonderful new product, be sure to order as soon as possible starting November 16th! I don’t know how many will be available within each reservation window but if you’re as excited as I am, order it immediately! The reservation window will open on November 16th at 2:00 PM Mountain Time.

Reservation Windows

November 16 – 30, 2017   Will ship approximately February 1, 2018

December 5 – 30, 2017   Will ship approximately March 19, 2018

January 15 -30, 2018   Will ship approximately April 15, 2018

You will be reserving your Stamparatus and your credit card won’t be charged until it’s shipped.  You will need a Stampin’ Up! customer account so if you haven’t ordered before, you’ll need to set that up.  Create an account by clicking HERE!

In the Q & A below, the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers is the graphic above.


Please let me know if you have any questions!!  

It’s a lot of information and I know it might be a bit confusing!

On Stage in Salt Lake City

Happy Monday!

I returned home yesterday afternoon after spending four days in Salt Lake City attending the Stampin’ Up! event, On Stage. I had such a wonderful time and the days just flew by!  I was able to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!  It was so fun to be with thousands of woman (and a few men) who love stamping as much as I do!

We were able to see some sneak peeks of new products coming your way in January and that’s always SO exciting and fun!

Weeks before On Stage, I worked on making cards to swap with other demonstrators.  It was well worth all the time and effort to make them because I received some beautiful cards in return.  I’ll start sharing some of my favorites tomorrow!

The last time I was in Salt Lake City for a Stampin’ Up! event was three years ago when I attended with my good friend, Kristina.  Kristina passed away from ALS two years ago this month and being in SLC without her this time was difficult. The picture below was taken during that trip.  I crossed the stage for my Stampin’ Up! five year anniversary and it was Kristina’s tenth. Kristina was definitely with me in spirit during my trip last week.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Stampin’ Up! today and you can attend the next On Stage event with me!